Pelargonium mossambicense Engl.

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Pelargonium mossambicense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Pelargonium mossambicense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Status: Native
Description:
Decumbent, sprawling perennial herb with stems up to 1 m long. Most parts glandular hairy. Leaves sometimes apparently opposite, very broadly ovate, more or less 3-5-lobed; margin crenate, often tinted purple-red. Flowers in leaf-opposed or axillary, 2-5-flowered pseudo-umbels, white to pale pink with dark purple-red markings; spur 6-11 mm long.
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Derivation of specific name: mossambicense: of Mozambique
Habitat: Among rocks in montane grassland and along the margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Apr - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Insects associated with this species: Cacyreus palemon palemon (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Friday 18 January 2008
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 54.

Mueller, T. (1963). Geraniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 144 - 145.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pelargonium mossambicense

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pelargonium mossambicense
African Plant Database: Pelargonium mossambicense
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pelargonium mossambicense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pelargonium mossambicense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pelargonium mossambicense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pelargonium mossambicense
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JSTOR Plant Science: Pelargonium mossambicense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pelargonium mossambicense
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pelargonium mossambicense
Plants of the World Online: Pelargonium mossambicense
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pelargonium mossambicense
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Wikipedia: Pelargonium mossambicense


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pelargonium mossambicense.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132780, retrieved 2 July 2020

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